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Cambridge professor shares $3m physics prize

Michael Green, the physicist who took over Stephen Hawking’s post as Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, has won $1.5 million (£918,000) of the Fundamental Physics Prize for his work on string theory.

He shared the prize money of $3 million with John Schwarz at the California Institute of Technology, who also pioneered string theory. 

The Fundamental Physics prize was set up last year by Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman who invested in Facebook and Twitter.

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